International Consultant on data and statistics to conduct data analysis on progress made towards advancing the gender equality agenda for achieving the SDGs

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Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. The UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) was established in Istanbul, Turkey in early 2014. It provides support and oversight to Country Offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Regional Office directly supports programme and project presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Turkey.

Since 2018, UN Women ECA RO is implementing a regional component of the Flagship Programme Initiative *Making Every Woman and Girl Count: Supporting the monitoring and implementation of the SDGs through better production and use of gender statistics (Women Count)[1]**,* developed by UN Women Headquarters (HQ). The Women Count programme aims to affect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The programme intends to achieve results in three interlinked areas of work:

  • Enabling environment: Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Data production: Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
  • Data accessibility: Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, among civil society, academia, and the private sector to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

To support UN Women’s research and data agenda and to contribute to the implementation of the 2022-2025 Strategic Note (SN) of the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA RO) strategic directions and objectives in key areas on gender equality and women’s empowerment, ECA RO plans to develop a series of knowledge products to support and inform the data-driven decisions and interventions at the regional and country level. Thus, UN Women seeks to hire an International Consultant on data and statistics to conduct data compilation and analysis on various topics related to progress made towards advancing the gender equality agenda for achieving the SDGs across the region.

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide support on data and statistics, and gender analysis related activities to be undertaken withing the framework of Women Count project. In particular, the international consultant will be engaged in the development of a series of analytical reports and briefs including SDG Gender Sub-regional Snapshot for Central Asia and SDG Country Specific Snapshot (Uzbekistan), country’s dashboard on gender equality indicators and other activities related to strengthen national monitoring and reporting on GEWE. The consultant will also support UN Women’s work on mainstreaming gender into population census data analysis and dissemination and other activities on strengthening national capacity to reprocess and improve the availability of multiple data disaggregation.

[1] https://data.unwomen.org/women-count

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the UN Women ECA RO Regional Gender Statistics Specialist, the International Consultant will support UN Women in compiling the data and indicators to analyse various topics related to progress towards gender equality and to improve gender data availability to support data driven actions and interventions.

The scope of work for the assignment will include the following tasks:

1. Development of SDG Gender Country Snapshot report (Uzbekistan) in close cooperation with Research and Data Unit and Women Count ECA:

  • Support conceptualization and development of the draft report outline.
  • Compile data for analysis based on the United Nations Global SDG Database and other global, regional, and national datasets.
  • Support data analysis and associated fact-checking activities related to the development of the snapshot.
  • Prepare first draft of analysis for UN Women’s review and feedback, including graphs, tables and boxes with key messages, annexes and other data analysis request related to the production of the report.

2. Development of SDG Gender Sub-regional Snapshot report (Central Asia) in close cooperation with Research and Data Unit and Women Count ECA:

  • Support conceptualization and development of the draft report outline.
  • Compile data for analysis based on the United Nations Global SDG Database and other global, regional, and national datasets.
  • Support data analysis and associated fact-checking activities related to the development of the snapshot.
  • Prepare first draft of analysis for UN Women’s review and feedback, including graphs, tables and boxes with key messages, annexes and other data analysis request related to the production of the report.

3. Support the data compilation and analysis for regional report/briefs on gender data availability and progress towards filling data gaps to report on gender related SDG indicators in ECA region.

  • Update the country level information on gender data gaps using the United Nations Global SDG Database.
  • Prepare the summary and analysis on progress towards filling data gaps in ECA region, including graphs, tables, and boxes with key messages.

4. Support the work on mainstreaming gender into population census data analysis and dissemination (country to be confirmed).

  • Develop the conceptual framework and brief description of the proposed methodological approach for data analysis.
  • Guide the selected National Statistical Office to compile data and additional analysis using population census data.
  • Support the analysis and write up preliminary results to highlight key findings related to selected thematic area on gender equality to be analyzed using the data from population census.

5. Support the development of country dashboard and/or infographics with main gender equality indicators.

  • Develop the concept and brief description of the proposed methodological approach for data selection and analysis.
  • Based on priority gender equality indicators compile, analyze and fact-checked the country data (country to be confirmed).
  • Support the development and selection of the most feasible way to visualize data in close collaboration with communication specialist.

Expected Deliverables:

No.****Result / Expected deliverables****Timeframe Approximate number of days for execution***Development of SDG Gender Country Snapshot report (Uzbekistan) in close cooperation with Research and Data Unit and Women Count ECA***1Conceptual framework and draft outline of the reportBy 20 February 30 w/days2Dataset of indicators compiled and analyzed3Initial draft of analysis with key findings developedBy 15 April4Final draft of analysis submittedDevelopment of SDG Gender Sub-regional Snapshot report (Central Asia) in close cooperation with Research and Data Unit and Women Count ECA:5Conceptual framework and draft outline of the reportBy 10 July30 w/days6Dataset of indicators compiled and analyzed.7Initial draft of analysis with key findings developedBy 15 October8Final draft of analysis submittedSupport the data compilation and analysis for regional report/briefs on gender data availability and progress towards filling data gaps to report on gender related SDG indicators in ECA region.***9Update the country level information on gender data gaps using the United Nations Global SDG Database.By 30 May10 w/days10Prepare the summary and analysis on progress towards filling data gaps in ECA region, including graphs, tables, and boxes with key messages.*Support the work on mainstreaming gender into population census data analysis and dissemination (country to be confirmed).11Develop the conceptual framework and brief description of the proposed methodological approach for data analysis.By 30 September20 w/days12Guide the selected National Statistical Office to compile data and additional analysis using population census data13** Support the analysis and write up preliminary results to highlight key findings related to selected thematic area on gender equality to be analyzed using the data from population census*Support the development of country dashboard and/or infographics with main gender equality indicators***14Develop the concept and brief description of the proposed methodological approach for data selection and analysis. By 10 June10 w/days15Based on priority gender equality indicators compile, analyze and fact-checked the country data (country to be confirmed). **16Support the development and selection of the most feasible way to visualize data in close collaboration with communication specialist.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced (Masters) degree preferably in the area social, demographic, economic statistics or other related subject.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in data collection, analysis, and quantitative research methods.
  • At least 5 years of previous experience in working in the areas of human rights and gender analysis.
  • Strong experience with programming and statistical analysis using STATA, R or other data analysis software.
  • Experience of work with gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia is an asset.
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset.

Language:

Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Application process:

The candidate will be requested to send confirmation of availability and financial offer to UN Women.

The application should contain:

  • UN Women P11 form with experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment. A signed copy should be submitted.
  • Financial Proposal Specify a total lump sum amount for the deliverables specified in this Terms of Reference. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount by deliverables indicated in this ToR.

Management and financial arrangements:

The consultant will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Gender Statistics Specialist. Payment will be disbursed monthly upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

Evaluation process:

Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • University degree in the area social, demographic, economic statistics, or other related subject.
  • Proven experience in data collection, analysis, and quantitative research methods.
  • Strong experience with programming and statistical analysis using STATA, R or other statistical software.
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing)

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Evaluation Criteria****Max points****TECHNICAL EVALUATION (70%) Language RequirementsFluency in written and spoken English REQUIRED****Education Advanced degree in in the area social, demographic, economic statistics or other related subject.

10

0: without relevant university degree

10: relevant university degree

(PhD degree will be considered as the advantage)Professional ExperienceAt least 7 years of relevant experience in data collection, analysis, and quantitative research methods.

20

0: without relevant expertise and experience

0-15: 7 years of experience

16-20: more than 7 years of experience/expertise At least 5 years of previous experience in working in the areas of human rights and gender analysis.

15

0: without experience/expertise

0-10: 5 years of experience/expertise

11-15: more than 5 years of experience/expertise Strong experience with programming and statistical analysis using STATA, R or other data analysis software10

0: without experience/expertise

15: proven experience of conducting of similar assignments availableSpecialized KnowledgeProven experience of work with gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia is an asset10

0: without experience

0-5: 5 years of experience/expertise

6-10: more than 5 years of experience/expertise Previous experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset5

0: without experience

5: demonstrated experienceTotal technical: 70****Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:

The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: p = 30 (µ/z)

Using the following values:

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

µ = price of the lowest priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

Diversity and Inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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